Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TCM Inaugural Post

My post at TCM is up as my official duties begin. Check it out if you so desire. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with movies but is, instead, eight rambling paragraphs about different kinds of cysts, what to look for and how to drain them.


So, anyway, the editor took that down and put up something else I'd sent him on actors and the performances they're known for. Whatever.

16 comments:

Peter Nellhaus said...

See what you get for trying to post on someone else's site? Obviously your editor is unaware that abscess makes the heart grow fonder.

If I were you, I'd make a point of busting out that cyst article here at Cinema Styles with illustrations from that classic, The Exorcyst.

bill r. said...

Hooray! I haven't had time to read it yet, because today is a fucking piece of shit asshole, but I will. In any case, congratulations! Again!

Also, word verification: expiders. Ex piders. Ex-Spiders...I just had an idea for a movie!

Mark said...

Congrats Greg, I really enjoyed the piece and am steaming with jealousy!

Greg said...

Peter, I love that scene in The Exorcyst where she pops the cyst and it sprays ooze all over Karras. Awesome stuff.

Greg said...

Bill, I'm sorry that your day is a long progression of loosely strung together profanities. I hope it improves.

And thanks for the congrats. I look forward to your screenplay for "Ex-Spiders." I don't know what it will be about but I trust it will be awesome.

Greg said...

Mark, thanks but don't be jealous. Look at Bill's life of endless rage and profanity and just be happy you're not him. There, see, you feel better already, don't you?

Anonymous said...

tdraicer:

Blast, I can't even have a life of endless rage and profanity. Bill gets everything.

Read the post at TCM. My answer:

North by Northwest

Greg said...

That's a great answer, of course, and like most of the others, it comes near the end of his career as he understood his persona and range impeccably well. It doesn't quite cover the drama part as much though. There's no depth to the part like there is in, say, Notorious, which would be another good contender. I also think Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House is a great example of his comedic gifts.

Pat said...

Greg -

Congrats on your TCM.com debut post! You're off to a good start.

Greg said...

Thanks, Pat!

Sam Juliano said...

This is wonderful news, and what a labor of love is on display here. Best Wishes for a well-deserved lengthy tenure at TCM, Greg!

Plenty of great movies being discussed there!

Greg said...

Thank you, Sam! It really is a good feeling to actually be employed writing about movies. I still have to remind myself of that. I don't think it's sunk in yet.

Sam Juliano said...

Indeed Greg! Those jobs are as rare as gold dust! It's understandable why you are numb.

Kudos to you!

Greg said...

Thanks again, Sam.

Vanwall said...

Everything starts somewhere, somehow. Not many as good as your start at Morlocks, tho! Fine work, Greg!

Greg said...

Vanwall, that's a high compliment, indeed. Thanks a million!